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ryevick
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May 3, 2020, 10:01 PM

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I'm a truck driver and I'm on the road a lot. I don't have a whole lot of time at home. I need to get a new set of tires (235 45 R18) for my 2014 Volkswagen Passat and I'm currently running on the donut spare after a flat and I want to lose it and get a full size spare wheel. Any tips of websites or a way to find a single wheel that matches mine? The faster the better. Thank you, Randy


Double J
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May 3, 2020, 10:06 PM

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Try used parts websites
They search salvage yards in their networks

Carpart or
Partshotlines


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ryevick
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May 3, 2020, 10:13 PM

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Thank you! Found it!


Double J
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May 3, 2020, 10:15 PM

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Cool

You're welcome


Hammer Time
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May 4, 2020, 4:37 AM

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Just a reminder that you probably won't have anywhere to store it that it will fit in.



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Tom Greenleaf
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May 4, 2020, 7:43 AM

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? Bet it just needs the one because it wrecked the wheel too? If all new tires and is AWD quick get an exact new tire, Tom


ryevick
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May 5, 2020, 9:52 PM

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Just a reminder that you probably won't have anywhere to store it that it will fit in.


Why would you think that? It fits in the truck where the spare goes. That's where you put the full size tire when you are riding on a donut spare. It wouldn't make much sense if you had to strap the flat to the hood lol.


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ryevick
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May 5, 2020, 9:58 PM

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? Bet it just needs the one because it wrecked the wheel too? If all new tires and is AWD quick get an exact new tire, Tom


Wreck? Who said there was a wreck? I just want a full size spare for my car.


Tom Greenleaf
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May 5, 2020, 10:25 PM

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Who and or how could it be known you just wanted a full size spare? Why if other one can be fixed with a new tire just do that and put it all back together you don't need to be there where you had new tires done should tend to all that 100%.


If just a wish for a 5th exact wheel like many could be and are then you rotate that one in so all wear the same or would be obsolete when others are part gone throw the car off how it tracks,


Tom



ryevick
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May 6, 2020, 1:35 AM

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Who and or how could it be known you just wanted a full size spare? Why if other one can be fixed with a new tire just do that and put it all back together you don't need to be there where you had new tires done should tend to all that 100%.


If just a wish for a 5th exact wheel like many could be and are then you rotate that one in so all wear the same or would be obsolete when others are part gone throw the car off how it tracks,


Tom


I thought I was clear in my post when I said "I'm currently running on the donut spare after a flat and I want to lose it and get a full size spare." Sorry for the confusion. I bought a set of 4 new tires yesterday (Continental PureContact LS), that are now on the car. I saved the best of the remaining/previous tires to use as a spare... on the wheel I will be getting. It still had about 5/32 on it. The flat was a hole in the wall leak but it was time for tires anyway. The spare if needed would only be used briefly and would not be in rotation.


Hammer Time
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May 6, 2020, 4:23 AM

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Why would you think that? It fits in the truck where the spare goes. That's where you put the full size tire when you are riding on a donut spare. It wouldn't make much sense if you had to strap the flat to the hood lol.



Because it is not unusual at all for a manufacturer that ships a car with a space saver spare to only create enough storage room for the space saver. Hence, the whole reason the space saver was used in the first place.



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